We are delighted you are considering applying to a Lethbridge College program. To ensure you are aware of the application and admission processes, please read through the information below.
Application for Admission
Lethbridge College is a participating institution of the Alberta Post-secondary Application System (ApplyAlberta). ApplyAlberta provides individuals with the opportunity to authorize transfer of Alberta high school and/or post-secondary transcripts between participating institutions. For more information about ApplyAlberta, please visit applyalberta.ca.
Lethbridge College admits individuals on a first-qualified, first-admitted basis whereby applicants must satisfy all admissions criteria to establish eligibility. However, Lethbridge College maintains the right to use a competitive selection process and to limit applications. Programs that use a competitive selection process will have this identified on their program page.
Apply Online: You can apply online by going to https://lethbridgecollege.ca/apply. A $100 CAD (subject to change) non-refundable, non-transferable processing fee must accompany your application. When applying online, you can use your VISA or Mastercard on our secure site.
Changing Programs: Applicants are given one (1) opportunity to move their application, for the same term, from one program to a different program by completing a Change of Program form prior to the application deadline - with no additional application processing fee. Current students wishing to change programs for a future term may do so by completing a Change of Program form.
Returning After an Absence
An application to return after an absence is subject to the following conditions:
- Students who are not enrolled in one or more fall or winter terms are required to submit a new application to Lethbridge College
- Approval to return after an absence is based on space availability
- Students accepted to return after an absence are governed by the Academic Calendar pertaining to their year of re-admission as outlines in the college policy and procedure related to graduation requirements
Applicants with the following Lethbridge College post-secondary records:
- An individual may apply for re-admission to Lethbridge College provided they have not had two (2) disqualified standings in their last two (2) terms of enrolment
- An individual who has had a disqualified status in their last two (2) terms of enrolment (fall, winter, spring, or summer terms)will not be considered for admission for the next immediate term following the second disqualification. A minimum of one (1) term (fall or winter) must elapse after the second disqualification standing was imposed in order to be considered for re-admission.
- Re-admission after a disqualified status (as defined above) will be considered upon submission of a new application and applicable application processing fees to Lethbridge College.
- Applicants are encouraged to submit their application for re-admission in a timely manner to allow for completion of reinstatement steps to be completed by the applicant, as well as time for the evaluation of re-admission to be completed. Failure to submit the application for re-admission and corresponding reinstatement documents in a timely manner may result in the application being denied.
- The decision to reinstate to Lethbridge College is made by the Registrar, in consultation with the Dean of the program the student is seeking admission to. Re-admission is not guaranteed.
- Students who are readmitted will have an academic standing of Probation.
- An individual who has been suspended from the institution and who is considering submitting an application to enroll will follow the direction contained in the notice of suspension.
- An individual who has been expelled is prohibited from attended Lethbridge College. Re-admission to Lethbridge College will be reviewed by the Registrar in consultation with the Provost.
Opening and closing dates for domestic and international applications are outlined in the Academic Schedule at the front of the Lethbridge College calendar and online at lethbridgecollege.ca/program-status. Since some programs have limited enrolment, we recommend applying early.
Admission Appeal Procedure
Applicants have the right to fair and equitable process for resolving matters that affect their admission to Lethbridge College when admission has been denied based on the following policy statement below. Only an admission decision based on the following Policy Statement may be appealed to the Appeal Committee:
Lethbridge College reserves the right to refuse admission to an applicant who may constitute a threat or risk of threat to college employees, students, property, or to individuals from the wider community to access Lethbridge College services and properties.
The following Appeal procedure outlines the process an individual is required to follow in the event that he or she believes that the admission decision should be re-evaluated.
1. General Procedure
a) A dispute should be resolved at the earliest step possible.
b) The process will be supported via an appropriate technology/media for individuals who do not attend the Lethbridge campus. The individual may request to be accompanied by someone from a college department such as Accessibility Services, Counseling Services, Academic Advising, a member of the Lethbridge College Students' Association, or any other individual of their choice. However, the Appeal Procedure is an internal review process of Lethbridge College and therefore legal counsel is not allowed to attend meetings that are held during any step of the process.
c) All relevant documentation pertaining to this process shall, upon request, be made available to both parties. The individual is advised that those involved in the process are governed by existing Lethbridge College policies and procedures governing confidentiality.
2. Appeal Process
Step 1: Review by the Registrar
The individual may submit a written petition (letter) to the Registrar asking for reconsideration of the admission application. The Registrar's office will contact the individual to arrange a meeting where the petition will be discussed.
Step 2: Submission to the Appeal Committee
If the above fails to resolve the issue, the applicant may request a formal hearing by the Appeal Committee by delivering the Appeal form to the Registrar's Office a minimum two (2) weeks prior to the start of the term.
It is the responsibility of the Registrar to convene the Appeal Committee and will advise the Program Dean that the individual has submitted an appeal.
The official record of the final decision of the Appeal Committee shall be issued to the Registrar and will include:
a) the decision related to the admission status, and
b) the rationale for the decision.
The Registrar will provide a written statement of the Committee's decision including the rationale, to the student and the Dean.
If the student appeal is successful, the Registrar's Office will proceed with the Admissions process. After the decision is rendered, documents related to the appeal will all be return to the Chairperson who is responsible for appropriate handling.
The official record will contain the final decision of the Appeal Committee as well as the Appeal form. All official records will be held in accordance with the Records Management Policy.
Admission decisions are based on the information available at the time that the application is reviewed. Conditional Offers of Admission may be issued in anticipation of fulfillment of the admission requirements by the appropriate deadline.
Offers of Admission are not reissued upon fulfillment of the conditions. However, the Admissions Office will send an email confirming that all conditions have been met upon receipt of official documents showing conditions have been met.
Admission may be rescinded if official documentation that confirms the applicant’s eligibility for admission is not received by the Admissions Office by the appropriate deadline.
Applicants returning to Lethbridge College after sitting out for a period of time, may have conditions placed upon them for when they return. This may include a learning contract that would outline specific requirements for the first term they return.
Registration is the process by which you select or are enrolled in the course or courses required to complete your program of study at Lethbridge College. Registration occurs after confirmation of the Offer of Admission.
Information regarding registration will be e-mailed to your Lethbridge College email. You are encouraged to monitor your College e-mail account for possible updates and to review your Program Evaluation through Self Service to track your program completion requirements.
Your acceptance of our offer assumes that you are bound by the rules and regulations of the College and that you and/or sponsoring agency agree to be responsible for the fees associated with registration as of the acceptance date.
Please ensure you are registered prior to the term start date by accessing your schedule through Self Service. (Refer to the Academic Schedule on Page 3 of the calendar for term start dates.)
Policies are a guide to organizational operation and behavior. Members of the Lethbridge College community are governed by policies that are consistent with College values. It is the responsibility of students to be aware of, and comply with, all relevant policies. Full policy information is available on our website: https://lethbridgecollege.ca/departments/institutional-compliance/policies-and-procedures. The majority of policies relevant to students are listed under the categories - Academic Programming & Instructional and Student Services & Support. Other relevant polices such as Parking & Traffic Management are included in the additional categories. If you have any questions, send us an email at email@example.com.